Why is there no option to pay to watch the BBC outside of the UK?

I have just visited a property where an English couple have had to install a satellite dish the size of car just to be able to watch the BBC (well Blue Planet specifically). They have owned the house for a while as a holiday home but have recently moved over to the . . . → Read More: Why is there no option to pay to watch the BBC outside of the UK?

What are the next ‘marches’ for Macron?

There is clearly a lot of relief this week both here in France and around the world following the French election result. There is a real sense of renewed energy and optimism amongst both the French population and those of us who have made France our home.

Certainly there are plenty of . . . → Read More: What are the next ‘marches’ for Macron?

Is the price right?

For anyone buying a property abroad, it is much more difficult to work out if the price you are paying is the right price. In France, it is particularly complicated to get an accurate picture.

Firstly, you are likely to see a property advertised at different prices by numerous different agencies (each . . . → Read More: Is the price right?

New Zealand versus the Ariège (not rugby!)

According to a recent article in the New Yorker; in the week following Trump’s election, 13,401 Americans, took the first official step toward New Zealand residency by registering with the country’s immigration authorities, presumably looking for some kind of bolt-hole should it become necessary. I mentioned this to a French friend and . . . → Read More: New Zealand versus the Ariège (not rugby!)